United Water has named Robert A. Gerber, Jr. v.p. of corporate law for United Water Management & Services, a subsidiary.
AstroPower, Inc., a semi-conductor company specializing in photovoltaic energy conversion and optoelectric technology, has appointed Dr. George W. Roland v.p. and g.m. of its solar power business.
Eldon A. Cotton, assistant g.m.-power for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, was named president of the American Public Power Association. Cotton will serve a one-year term.
NorAm Energy Corp., the third largest natural gas distributor in the United States, has promoted Bill Kelly to senior v.p. of strategic planning and development. Kelly was formerly senior v.p. and treasurer. Randy Burkhalter, formerly manager of investor relations for Panhandle Eastern, will direct investor relations.
Dr. Bill B. May, a founder and for 22 years chairman and CEO of ARGOSystems (a electronic warfare technologies firm sold to The Boeing Co. in 1987), has been appointed to the board of directors of First Pacific Networks. M. Peter Thomas, a member of the board of directors and former president and CEO of Ericsson North America has been appointed president and CEO.
The Western Regional Transmission Association, the nation's first regional transmission group, has named Steve Walton, currently manager of transmission pricing at PacifiCorp, president of its board of directors.
Arend Sandbulte (em president and CEO of Minnesota Power (em will be succeeded in May 1996 by current president Edwin L. Russell.